Farah Lenser, a resident of Berlin, is a social scientist, free lance
journalist and facilitator of Open Dialogue Groups. She studied at the
universities in Göttingen and Bremen.
Her main fields of interest are social and cultural change. After
completing her studies with a German diploma she lived one year in
Greece before she studied body therapies in Berlin. She is co-founder of
the “Co-Laboratory” of the Noetic Sciences Institute in Berlin, which
supports dialogue between cultures and the study of altered states of
Farah did postgraduate studies in qualitative social research at the
Free University in Berlin. One research area focused on the importance
of rituals of indigenous people for the development of solutions for
problems of modern societies.
She worked as a moderator for consulting groups in the sector of
environmentally concerned companies, as organizer and press-spokesperson
for the society of founders of an international peace university in
Berlin, and as scientific collaborator in the Rudolf Bahro Archive at
Humboldt University. For these projects she also organised scientific
conferences with societal and politic topics.
As a facilitator of dialogue groups and conferences she uses
different dialogue methodologies such as “Open Forum” and “Open Space”,
but also other moderation and organisation techniques which are
selected according to the requirements and possibilities of location
and time available, and last but not least to the expectations and
assumptions of the participants. She is working with Heiner Benking to
re-create a dialogue culture through “Magic Roundtables“ and to
explore the linkage between Global Commons and a Global Covenant.
Farah is keenly interested in the intersection of social
responsibility and arts and how to manifest social change and support